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Flora of Cornwall (1999)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Flora of Cornwall (1999), which was a Tetrad Atlas (the maps had 2km square dots or Tetrads). The map on this web page depicts the plant's distribution at the 1km square scale and shows the records made pre-2000 which were used in the 1999 Flora and those made since.

Lysimachia vulgaris - Yellow Loosestrife

Yellow Loosestrife is not as frequent as it used to be. For example, it was recorded at Gwithian Common in 1980 (SW54V, R.J.Murphy) but has now gone. It is a plant of marshes and ditches as well as damp areas by streams and rivers and can be found near Goonvrea (SW74E, 1993, D.T.Holyoak), near Benny Bridge (SW85I, 1998, H.M.Meredith), near Summercourt (SW85Y, 1997, H.M.Meredith), near Besowsa (SW95B, 1998, I.J.Bennallick), Trenowth Wood (SW95F, 1997, M.Atkinson), at St. Dennis Junction, Goss Moor (SW95J, 1996, I.J.Bennallick), the southern half of the Redlake Meadows Reserve (SX15I, 1992, M.Atkinson) and by the Bude Canal (SS20C, 1989, M.Atkinson). It has been recorded on St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly.

Click here to see Aphotoflora images by David Fenwick


French, C.N., Murphy, R.J. & Atkinson, M. 1999. Flora of Cornwall. Wheal Seton Press, Camborne.